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How to get motivated, according to science

How to get motivated, according to science | Cool School Ideas |
Research says to stop being so rational. Get those emotions going instead.

Via Barb Jemmott
donhornsby's curator insight, July 17, 2014 9:09 PM

(From the article)" Surround yourself with people you want to be and it's far less taxing to do what you should be doing.

In his excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg says: "When people join groups where change seems possible, the potential for that change to occur becomes more real."

The Longevity Project, which studied over 1000 people from youth to death had this to say:

The groups you associate with often determine the type of person you become. For people who want improved health, association with other healthy people is usually the strongest and most direct path of change. [The Longevity Project]

And the research on friendship confirms this. From my interview with Carlin Flora, author ofFriendfluence:

Research shows over time, you develop the eating habits, health habits, and even career aspirations of those around you. If you're in a group of people who have really high goals for themselves you'll take on that same sense of seriousness.

David Hain's curator insight, July 18, 2014 2:02 AM

Self motivation - now you know..!

Gloria Miele, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 18, 2014 10:58 AM

Get excited!! 

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6 Overlooked Skills That Are More Important Than You Think

6 Overlooked Skills That Are More Important Than You Think | Cool School Ideas |

While you’re focused on learning the latest technical skill to succeed at your job, you may be failing to hone important basic skills. These skills—like thoughtfulness and active listening—aren’t always flashy, but they may be way more important than all your technical certifications.

Via Barb Jemmott, Bobby Dillard
Lindsay Ahmann's curator insight, January 11, 2014 9:29 PM

People don't realize how important these skills really are. I think that everyone should be required to take a class that relates to these skills before they're able to graduate highschool. If they don't have these skills, it will be very very hard for them to be successful in their workplace. I have always wanted to take a public speaking class just to boost my confidence of speaking in front of large groups, but I haven't been able to because of traveling, but it will happen before I go into college. I have been taught most of these skills by my parents, but it is experience that sharpens them.